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New Columbus Paroles

Julian Dawson

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Paroles de New Columbus

Julian Dawson - New Columbus

half the world travels half the world
to see how the other half looks

they roast themselves on beaches

and read the latest paperback books

they're waited on by natives

whose ancestors were slaves

while further down in Sulphurtown

the dead are turning in their graves

Columbus holds a credit card

he's traded in his cross
we've given up the empire now

the colonies are free

to face a new invasion

from across a poison sea

and next year we'll be sailing

to a place we've never been

to buy a better sunset

than the ones that we've already seen

a nation's hope is rising

now the walls come tumbling down

you'd better join the party

or we'll burn your houses down

and all those wedding speeches

on the dignity of man

are fading slowly week by week

just like some package holiday tan